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Table 1 The proportion of virgin insects among Anopheles gambiae taking their first blood meal relative to the mean number of insects caught at that location, location of possible breeding sites and collection method from the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe.

From: 'A mate or a meal' – Pre-gravid behaviour of female Anopheles gambiae from the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa

Location Collection Breeding site Total caught Mean/hr First feeding Proportion virgin
São Tomé       
Almoxarife Landing Unknown 905 16.2 120 0.41
Sentinel Landing Unknown 578 43.0 92 0.37
Riboque Landing Unknown 2617 20.9 333 0.49
Sentinel Landing Close 2751 40.8 327 0.60
Light Light-Trap Close 5893 - 717 0.46
Príncipe       
Praia Burras Landing Unknown 1036 14.0 226 0.56
Sentinel Landing Close 782 34.2 167 0.31
Rua Trabalhadores Landing Unknown 452 20.9 87 0.52
Sentinel Landing Close 707 26.1 125 0.58